"Time is what we want most, but what we use worst." - William Penn

I don’t know about you, but for me, time is all I’ve got most days. Every minute not billed is a minute, well, not billed. I am routinely faced with the need to deliver stuff to my clients, but I don’t want to waste their time and money paying me to make a delivery. Enter…the courier!

I have found that utilizing a courier is one of the most cost effective ways of efficiently getting something somewhere. Today, for example, a courier is making a delivery for me – pick up at 8:30A delivered by noon - all for $11. Excellent!

Where do you find a courier? I am a member of the local Chamber of Commerce and utilize fellow Chamber members whenever possible; my courier of choice is A&V Daily Courier - (651) 905-1213. If you’re in the Twin Cities Metro Area, give them a try!
 
Beginning on Jan. 1, 2012, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car
(also vans, pickups or panel trucks) will be:

55.5 cents per mile for business miles driven
23 cents per mile driven for medical or moving purposes
14 cents per mile driven in service of charitable organizations

Click here to read the complete article on the IRS website.